Do you think that land and trees and buildings get
permeated with the events that take place on, in & around
them? I sure do. Let me give you this example.
Last evening I was looking out the window & I noticed a big
white Ford pull up across the street. This hooker & her two
pimps got out & started plying the trade, using the car as a
mobile whorehouse. They were sitting right in front of the
newest building in the neighborhood, a twelve-unit building of
loft housing going for up to around $500,000 per.
That kind of struck me as ironic. Because, you see, before
the space across the street became loft housing, it was a
parking lot with a pay phone for the dealers and pimps and a
white Ford van that was a semi-permanent “comfort” station for
the hookers. Sighhhh … some things never change.
And speaking of whores reminds me that it’s time to check
the balance of power at City Hall as a new year begins.
Name any area. Nothing’s changed. I was watching Tony Irons
before the Finance Committee before Christmas and he reminded
me so much of Lucy trying to get Charlie Brown to try and kick
the football. He was trying to get Finance to release around
30 million in remaining cash from the batch of 100 million or
so passed by the voters a few years ago and most of which has
already been wasted. The committee passed it.
The airport shills announced that they were continuing to
spend millions on consultants and studies and other things
related to their push for new runways. No matter that the
voters clearly spoke against expansion into the Bay in
The new “progressive” board couldn’t get recreational
visits to the Marina for little black and brown kids because
Gavin Newsom & his rich friends at the yacht clubs
Bechtel & James Jefferson continue to cash millions in city
checks for the “Water Alliance” that the new board vowed to
stop. New PUC head Pat Martel ignored the board’s order to
prepare a new RFP in the event they chose to sever the deal
the last board made (Budget Analyst Harvey Rose called the
first version of the Bechtel deal “a straight giveaway”).
Martel instead spoke of preparing to go for billions in bonds
while feeding the Bechtel/Jefferson tumor as it intertwines
itself. When pressed, Martel said it could take up to a year
to get an RFP together. The committee backed down.
Matt Gonzalez couldn’t get four supervisors with the nerve
to put a revamp of the gangster-ridden Housing Authority on
the ballot next March. Scared by pure old physical
Old people are being carted out of the public housing at
A greedy developer is preparing to demolish the Japan Bowl
and put in housing for the rich.
Whole antenna fields are growing like mushrooms, radiating
A move is afoot to close Harding Golf Course against public
wishes and the last horses are being carted from the Golden
It was not a good year for the people. The rich got their
taxes lowered and the poor lost their jobs. Elections were
rigged on every level. Greedy realtors drove out more
thousands of the poor, with many ending up in the streets.
On the up side
I got approved for the very minimal unemployment insurance
compensation. While I look for another gig, I’ll have $101 a
week to live on for nineteen weeks.
The new Elections Commission will begin to reshape the
Department of Elections. The 49ers are vastly entertaining.
The alternative media are growing and the major dailies are
The cats are healthy and there’s snow in the Sierra.
It could be worse.